Spotless Lady Beetle - Cycloneda sanguinea | SocalFauna.net

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Spotless Lady Beetle (Cycloneda sanguinea)


Arthropoda > Insecta > Coleoptera > Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae


A medium-sized (3-6.5mm) lady beetle with immaculate red elytra, found throughout the southern US and very common in Southern California where they are predators of aphids. One of several species of spotless red lady beetle in California, most similar to Cycloneda polita, but the pronotum markings are distinct (note that the black area completely encloses the pale spot on either side).

References:
1. California Beetle Project at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2. Robert D. Gordon. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico

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